Maxine Waters

Fun With Analogies: Spring 2009

First let’s practice: Meow is to ___ as woof is to ___.  The answer? Meow is to cat as woof is to dog. OK, are you ready to continue?  Great! ______________________________________________________________ Maxine Waters is to Finance as Lindsay Lohan is to Sobriety Charlie Gasparino is to CNBC as Dr House is to Fox Andrew Cuomo…

Items That Almost Made the Stimulus Bill

With almost a trillion dollars up for grabs, congressmen and women from every state took the opportunity to shove through some of their constituents’ pet projects they’ve been sitting on for years.  Yes, the bill is pretty bloated, and many of the items have nothing to do with current economic stimulus. Unfortunately, there were some fairly…

Hot Links: Maxine Waters, Bailout Nation and A-Rod

Hot Links for Weekend Reading This week, we watched another episode of half-educated Congressional grandstanding.  This time around, the focus of misguided indignation was how much TARP money ended up being paid out to executive compensation and bonus by the largest banks. The show-stealer was none other than Maxine Waters, the representative of California’s 35th…